The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play, 2nd ed.

The Play's the Thing: Teachers' Roles in Children's Play, 2nd ed.

by Elizabeth Jones, Gretchen Reynolds
     
 

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Responding to current debates on the place of play in schools, the authors have extensively revised their groundbreaking book. They explain how and why play is a critical part of children's development, as well as the central role adults have to promote it. This classic textbook and popular practitioner resource offers systematic descriptions and analyses of the

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Responding to current debates on the place of play in schools, the authors have extensively revised their groundbreaking book. They explain how and why play is a critical part of children's development, as well as the central role adults have to promote it. This classic textbook and popular practitioner resource offers systematic descriptions and analyses of the different roles a teacher adopts to support play, including those of stage manager, mediator, player, scribe, assessor, communicator, and planner. This new edition has been expanded to include significant developments in the broadening landscape of early learning and care, such as assessment, diversity and culture, intentional teaching, inquiry, and the construction of knowledge.

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For children three to five, sociodramatic play is a way to invent and make familiar the rhythms and actions of everyday life. Jones and Reynolds describe why play is a fundamentally important part of children's development, and show how teachers can support and promote play. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807752418
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
08/12/2011
Series:
Early Childhood Education Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
274,602
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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